Suns’ Tyler Johnson undergoes arthroscopic surgery on right knee
The Suns only have three games left in the season, so Johnson is out for the remainder of the season.
Phoenix acquired Johnson from the Miami Heat on Feb. 6. The 26-year-old appeared in 13 games with the Suns and averaged 11.1 points, 4.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals while shooting 36.8 percent from the field, 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 87.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Johnson signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Heat in the summer of 2016. He has a player option worth $19,245,370 for next season. Odds are Johnson will pick that up since he’s coming off another knee procedure.
Johnson has career NBA averages of 11.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 270 games with the Heat and Suns. He scored a career-high 32 points back in the 2016-17 season with the Heat against the Orlando Magic.
The Suns are going to finish with one of the worst records in the NBA again this season.
The hope in Phoenix is that the franchise can secure the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft and land Duke star forward Zion Williamson or Murray State point guard Ja Morant.